Tarry Tar"ry, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tarried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tarrying}.] [OE. tarien to irritate (see {Tarre}); but with a change of sense probably due to confusion with OE. targen to delay, OF. targier, fr. (assumed) LL. tardicare, fr. L. tardare to make slow, to tarry, fr. tardus slow. Cf. {Tardy}.] 1. To stay or remain behind; to wait. [1913 Webster]

Tarry ye for us, until we come again. --Ex. xxiv. 14. [1913 Webster]

2. To delay; to put off going or coming; to loiter. [1913 Webster]

Come down unto me, tarry not. --Gen. xic. 9. [1913 Webster]

One tarried here, there hurried one. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

3. To stay; to abide; to continue; to lodge. [1913 Webster]

Tarry all night, and wash your feet. --Gen. xix. 2. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To abide; continue; lodge; await; loiter. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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